Dr. Fernandez is a researcher interested in the interconnectivity of genes, environment and behaviors and the overall individual and collective impact of these aspects in obesity, obesity-related comorbidities, body composition and overall wellness. He has particular expertise in the area of population differences, with a focus of his research work in racial/ethnic disparities. Dr. Fernandez is nationally and internationally recognized as a pioneer in the use of genetic admixture as a tool to assess and account for the ancestral genetic background that correlates with race as a sociological construct and how it relates to obesity and body composition. For more than twenty years, Dr. Fernandez has worked in mentoring undergraduate, graduate, post docs and junior faculty of underrepresented groups, training and leading them toward successful careers in industry and academic settings. Various awards, including the UAB Minority Health Research Center Post-Doctoral Mentoring Award and The Obesity Society Shariki Kumanyida Diversity Leadership Award, have recognized his outstanding mentoring and his work toward improving diversity.
In-Person Seminar: COMM C1-017 Lecture Hall
11:00 to 12:00 PM.
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Meeting ID: 983 2884 0414